Southwestern Colorado’s Blue Mesa Reservoir, drained by years of drought and a major release of water designed to aid a plummeting Lake Powell, is experiencing a rebirth this summer.
California’s Salton Sea offers a tableau of dead wildlife, toxic dust, and neglect. It was long in the making.
PFAS chemicals seemed like a good idea at first. Then tests started detecting PFAS in people’s blood.
Here’s what reservoir managers think about during storms, and how efforts to improve forecasting may soon be able to reduce flood damage
Decades of climate change-driven drought, combined with the overpumping of aquifers, is making the valley desperately dry — and appears to be intensifying the levels of heavy metals in drinking water.
40 million people rely on the Colorado River system for water and power. But after 20 years of drought, the river basin is running low. For the Water Desk,...
The proposed Copper World Complex mine is carving roads and berms that will impact wildlife and waterflow.
Tribes say structural inclusion is key
A new study finds that Durango can no longer depend solely on direct flow from the Florida and Animas rivers for a reliable supply of water.
The Navajo quest for a clear determination of their water rights is rooted in America’s history of removing Native Americans from their lands and moving them to areas with fewer resources.